Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Carolina Yard Gardening School!

If you live in the Lowcountry of South Carolina mark your calenders and register today. The Carolina Yard Gardening School promises to be full of hands-on activities that you are going to love!

What: Carolina Yard Gardening School
When: March 24, 2012 8AM-4:30PM
Where: Charleston Exchange Park- Ladson, SC
Cost: $75 (includes lunch)

Join Clemson Extension and the Tri-County Master Gardeners for this one day hands-on intensive horticulture workshop for area gardeners featuring some of the area's most knowledgeable gardeners!  The CYGS includes:
  • two garden lectures
  • two hands-on workshops
  • 1 soil test
  • lunch and refreshments
  • educational exhibits
  • plant problem diagnosis clinic
  • chance to win a door prize
  • books and plants for sale on site
  • complimentary compost
Lectures to choose from include: (Download the full brochure)
  • You Can Do It. . . Easy Lawn Care
  • Daylilies 101
  • Amanda’s Favorite Landscape Plants
  • Getting Started with Culinary Herbs in the Lowcountry
  • Treasured Terrariums and Creative Containers
  • Leaf Casting
  • Simple, Successful Seed Starting
  • Hands-on Plant Propagation
  • What is a Romantic Garden? The Design and History of Magnolia Gardens
  • Celebrating South Carolina’s Natural Heritage with Native Plants in the Home Landscape
  • Tips for Tomatoes
  • Composting at Home: The Dirty Little Secret of a Great Garden
  • Success with Perennials in the Lowcountry

Dorothy St. James writes the White House Gardener Mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime. Flowerbed of State is the first book in the series. Be sure to grab your copy while they're still available! Visit with Dorothy on the web or at Facebook. Or follow her on Twitter.

"Credible characters, a fast-paced plot, and a light look at political life in Washington, D.C., will delight cozy fans."
~ Publishers Weekly
"This spunky new romantic suspense series is an obvious pick for readers who enjoy Julie Hyzy's "White House Chef" series (Buffalo West Wing), but also think of gardening mystery series such as Rosemary Harris's (Slugfest)." ~ Library Journal
Order Flowerbed of State from your favorite bookseller. 
Look for The Scarlet Pepper in April 2012. Pre-order your copy today!

 As the White House's organic gardener, Casey Calhoun is up to her elbows in dirt. But when someone starts tampering with the Presidential vegetable garden, embarrassing the First lady-and a hard-nosed investigative reporter is found dead, Casey realizes that the next thing buried in the dirt might just be her...

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